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We all expect to have the right to enjoy life from beginning to end; to have fun, laugh and experience pleasurable, playful moments. But what if we are affected by a disease that adversely affects both memory and our perception of the world? What if this means we can no…
A grieving mother broke down in tears and spoke of her frustration that doctors could not find out what was wrong with her son in the run-up to his death. Carol Morse's 12-year-old son Ryan Morse died at home in Brynithel, South Wales, weeks before Christmas after a four-month bout…
People who carry out the most violent domestic abuse are to be challenged about their behaviour on a one-to-one basis for the first time. A new scheme, known as Drive, will be aimed at those thought to be at risk of causing serious harm or committing murder. Backed by domestic…
A boy who died of scurvy was "invisible" to the authorities despite concerns being raised about his welfare, according to a leaked official report. Eight-year-old Dylan Seabridge, who was home-educated, was rushed to hospital after collapsing at his home in Eglwyswrw, Pembrokeshire, in December 2011. His parents Julie Seabridge, 47,…
A social worker who failed to act upon concerns over the abusive behaviour of a colleague towards a child in their care has been reprimanded at a professional fitness to practise hearing. Caryl Ann Rees, who was employed by Wrexham County Borough Council, was accused of failing to take appropriate…
Seven men have been charged by police as part of an investigation into child sexual exploitation in Bristol. The men, aged between 21 and 28, face a string of allegations including rape, trafficking and supplying drugs. Police said the alleged incidents took place between 2009 and 2013, involving seven girls…
Two nurses have been cleared of neglect after the allegation against them collapsed. Claire Cahill, 42, and Jade Pugh, 30, were due to go on trial at Cardiff Crown Court amid allegations they falsified blood sugar levels of stroke patients at the Princess of Wales Hospital in Bridgend. But on…
Jurors have been chosen in the trial of two nurses accused of neglecting vulnerable patients. Claire Cahill, 42, and Jade Pugh, are on trial at Cardiff Crown Court amid allegations of failing to properly care for people deemed to "lack capacity". Cahill, of Coytrahen, Bridgend, faces six allegations of causing…
The University of South Wales (USW) has become the country’s first institution of its kind to agree a formal partnership with a major dementia charity. At USW’s ‘Understanding Dementia 2015: A Welsh Perspective’ conference, Nicky Genders, the University’s Head of Care Sciences, announced a Memorandum of Understanding with the Alzheimer’s…
A Vale of Glamorgan care home worker has been struck from the Register of Social Care Workers. A Fitness to Practise Panel of the Care Council for Wales found the adult care home manager ignored the dignity and privacy of residents by locking them out of their rooms. Carey Ponting…
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